In the desert landscape that was inland Southern California in 1887, it took audacity to imagine "a college in a garden." Yet far from the ivied halls of the Northeast, Pomona's founders envisioned "a college of the New England type," with small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a green jewel of a campus. From that beginning, Pomona has grown to be one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges. Located in Claremont, Calif., on a campus where ivy and palm trees coexist under habitually sunny skies, Pomona offers an environment for intellectual development and personal growth that is second to none.
Pomona College is seeking an Emergency Preparedness Manager to oversee emergency management preparedness with particular expertise in disaster operations planning at the College. This position handles complex projects in the areas of disaster operations response and recovery planning, including coordinating emergency preparedness training, such as CERT training, of faculty, staff, and students. The Emergency Preparedness Manager implements emergency management preparedness programs and principles to ensure cross-functional expertise and close coordination between faculty, staff, and students to optimize disaster response and recovery.
Reporting directly to the Assistant Vice President of Facilities and Campus Services, the Environmental Safety and Emergency Preparedness Manager oversees chemical, biological and radiation safety while ensuring compliance with the EPA, Cal Osha, California Department of Public Health, California Radiologic Health Branch, and other regulatory requirements. This position assists faculty and staff in the science and art departments to safely manage hazardous materials and establishes safety procedures to be utilized and personal protective equipment to be worn within laboratories and support areas. This role also assumes responsibility for providing laboratory safety training for faculty, staff and students.